[Ads-l] Baba

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 4 11:01:12 EST 2018


Because WB is never not cryptic, he can't just come out and say he's
referring to the Aarne-Thompson-Uther classification of folk tales (which
he also brought up in the "curtain-measuring" thread).

http://www.mftd.org/index.php?action=atu&act=select&atu=313H
http://www.mftd.org/index.php?action=atu&act=select&atu=510A
http://www.mftd.org/index.php?action=story&act=select&id=3006

On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 3:34 AM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com> wrote:

> I meant the gibberish-looking citation, or whatever it is. Baba Yaga,
> Wicca, Budapest I know, and somewhat strained connections, but not
> the...street address, PO box number, Dewey Decimal's or LC's cousin, or *je
> ne sais quoi*.
>
> Mark
>
> On Sun, Nov 4, 2018, 1:09 AM W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com wrote:
>
> > WB:  Baba Yaga (*ATU 313H, 510A; Wicca, Budapestian*).
> > MM:  How's that again??  Question Mark
> > WB:  Like W.C. Fields, she liked children ... parboiled. (Apropos of
> > Hallowe'en.)
>

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